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10 New and Noteworthy Luxury Hotels for Destination Weddings

WeddingSutra opens the doors on the newest and best hotels and resorts with extraordinary spaces and glamorous set ups perfect for dreamy destination weddings.

1. Shangri-La Hambantota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka
Overlooking the azure waters and peaceful seascapes of the southern coast of Sri Lanka, the Shangri-La Hambantota Resort and Spa is a luxurious venue for an exotic, tropical destination wedding. The hotel boasts 300 spacious rooms and a 1200 sqm grand ballroom space which are ideal for a wedding with a huge guest list. The outdoor pavilion and the Bojunhala area work wonderfully as outdoor settings for your pheras or celebrations under swaying palms, on the magnificent lawns of the property. The resort also has a special 50% off on restaurants, bars and spa treatments for the bride and groom.


2. Radisson Blu Resort and Spa, Karjat
Nestled in the picturesque setting between the Ulhas River and rugged green hills, the Radisson Blu Resort and Spa, Karjat, strategically located between Mumbai and Pune is the perfect venue for destination weddings in Maharashtra. The hotel can host about 500 guests and has an expansive banquet and outdoor grounds for reception parties. Its outdoor pool area is particularly beautiful and will inspire you to plan a poolside wedding with glorious views of the mountains.


3. Intercontinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort, Chennai
A beautiful example of traditional temple architecture, the Intercontinental Chennai, Mahabalipuram Resort is located in a UNESCO World Heritage site. Close to the beach, the hotel is perfect for a dreamy beach wedding. The hotel has a 3368 sq m banquet space that can accommodate up to 250 guests for a private reception or an indoor after-party. It also features a gorgeous lily pond that is simply spectacular for a cocktail or a festive sangeet by the water.


4. The Gateway Resort Pushkar Bypass Ajmer, Rajasthan
This desert oasis is framed by a backdrop of the beautiful Aravalli Hills, nestled between the culturally rich, stunning cities of Pushkar and Ajmer – a perfect introduction to the golden state of Rajasthan. The majestic property features architectural delights reminiscent of the area’s old havelis including intricate jaali work but its modern luxuries include a terrace garden and a pool area with a special ‘stage’ for pheras and reception parties etc. The resort will allow you your own choice of décor artists and DJs if you plan to travel with your favorites to your destination wedding here.


5. JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa, Mussoorie
There’s always a special magic associated with the peace and serenity of the hills. The JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort and Spa is perched amidst the beautiful heights of Mussoorie and offers tantalizing glimpses of the glorious Himalayas. The terraced lawns offer gorgeous views and are an unparalleled outdoor venue for your pheras or even a mehndi sundowner that is out of this world.


6. The Courtyard Marriott Agra, Uttar Pradesh
The Courtyard Marriott Agra has one of the most romantic views in the world. Its 26,000 sqm lawns outdoors offer incredible views of the ultimate symbol of eternal love, The Taj Mahal. The perfect backdrop to you exchanging your matrimonial vows, plan your wedding around a full moon night and you’re guaranteed some stunning photographs. If you prefer an indoor setting, the hotel’s Grand Ballroom is a more contemporary venue and can easily accommodate up to 400 guests.


7. Le Meridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa
Le Meridien Mahabaleshwar is the perfect venue if you want to be surrounded by the natural beauty of the hills on your wedding day. Whether you want a stylish indoor wedding in the exquisite banquet space or a sprawling lawn that leads to a pool, the resort is equipped to help you play the gracious host.


8. W Retreat & Spa, Goa
Lazy beach vibes and hippy chic are what you imagine when you think about a Goa wedding. But you can raise the style quotient a notch at the W Retreat and Spa. Plan an exclusive, A-list level private celebration in the scenic paradise of this resort hidden away on a secluded Vagator beach in North Goa. A whimsical beach wedding awaits you, surrounded by coconut palms, red cliffs, a rock pool and a backyard garden which is maybe one of the best places to exchange your vows in the sparkling moonlight.


9. Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa, Rajasthan
Minutes away from the UNESCO heritage site, Jaisalmer Fort, the Jaisalmer Marriott Resort and Spa is a heady combination of tradition and culture for a picturesque destination wedding. You’ll have your dreams of a palace wedding come true here as the Marriott’s newest establishment offers a 6200 sq ft of indoor banquet space, truly fitting for a royal reception. You can also choose to party in no less than 50,000 sq ft of outdoor spaces, a comvination of lush green lawns and an outdoor pool area perfect for a fun mehndi night.


10. Taj, Bangalore
You don’t have to make the daunting trek into the city – the Taj Bangalore is just a short distance from Kempe Gowda International Airport. It’s a special Taj property with its panoramic garden landscape and a huge waterbody adjoining it. With its contemporary banquet hall, the hotel is perfect for an indoor or outdoor ceremony, a reception or even a chic cocktail event.


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